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Ebola-Free African Nation To Begin Checking Visiting Americans For Deadly Virus

As the U.S. closed a gap in its Ebola screening, an Ebola-free African country said it would begin checking visiting Americans for the disease.

10/22/2014

File photo of the Supreme Court building. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing Bias

The 11 cases the Justices will hear in the new term will touch on everything from political spending to redistricting to racial and religious discrimination.

10/03/2014

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani looks on as he listens to teachers during his visit to the Amani High School in Kabul on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan Signs Agreement With US Guaranteeing Continuing American Military Presence

Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government which quickly signed an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a continuing American military presence to help confront a resilient Taliban insurgency.

09/30/2014

Two French Rafale jets fired four laser-guided bombs to destroy a weapons and fuel depot outside the northern city of Mosul. (Photo by FRANCK PENNANT/AFP/Getty Images)

France Joins U.S. In Fighting Islamic State Militants In Iraq

French president says forces will operate independently, but will welcome requests to coordinate with Iraqi and American forces to strike ISIS targets in Iraq.

09/19/2014

South Korean soldiers patrol the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. (Photo by YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea Detains American In Waters Near Border

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into North Korea.

09/17/2014

State Department says the diversion was prompted by a "bureaucratic issue" with the plane's flight plan from Afghanistan. (Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chartered Flight With Americans On Board Diverted To Iran

Dispute over flight plan from Afghanistan to Dubai prompted Iranian jets to divert aircraft.

09/05/2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama speak with school kids during their visit to Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, South Wales, on Sept. 4, 2014, prior to attending the NATO summit. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama, Cameron Joint Editorial: Our Nations Will ‘Not Be Cowed’ By ISIS

Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday that their nations will “not be cowed” by extremists who have killed two American journalists.

09/04/2014

President Barack Obama has slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Announces US Will Send More Air Force Units, Aircraft To The Baltics

TALLINN, Estonia (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama proclaimed an unwavering and permanent U.S. commitment to the security of its NATO allies, as he mounted a show of solidarity Wednesday with European nations anxious about […]

09/03/2014

The State Department requested the additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, which will have over 1,000 troops on guard.(Photo by Getty Images)

Obama To Send 350 More Troops To Iraq

They will be assigned to protect the American Embassy in Baghdad.

09/02/2014

Vice President Joe Biden. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Biden On Minors At Border: ‘These Are Our Kids’

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its border, but warned that the U.S. will be forced to send some minors back to dangerous, unfortunate environments nonetheless.

08/06/2014

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